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Tar Heels Host NCAA First/Second Round Matches
Release: 05/08/2014
CHAPEL HILL - No. 7 seed North Carolina begins its NCAA Championship pursuit this weekend by hosting the first and second rounds of the women's tennis tournament at Cone-Kenfield Tennis Center.

The Tar Heels welcome Georgia State, Tennessee and VCU to Chapel Hill for one of 16 regional sites across the country that will compete this coming weekend.

Tennessee and Georgia State will get the action going Friday morning at 10 a.m., before Carolina will take on VCU later that day at 1 p.m. Gates open at 9 a.m.

Tickets for the event are $5 per day. Children 6 & under are free.

The winners of each match on Friday will face off on Saturday at 3 p.m., for the right to advance to the NCAA Finals in Athens, Ga., hosted by the University of Georgia.

North Carolina is led by the No. 1 player in the country in Jamie Loeb. Her 46-2 record has cemented her as the top-ranked tennis player this season, and will be the No. 1 seed in the 64-player NCAA singles bracket.

Classmate Hayley Carter, the ACC Freshman of the Year, and junior Caroline Price both earned at-large selections. Carter is the No. 7 seeded player in the bracket with a 42-6 record. Meanwhile, Price, a second team All-ACC selection, owns a 22-5 record and an 11-2 ACC mark.

In the 32-team doubles bracket, Loeb and Carter earned the automatic qualifier from the ACC and are the No. 3 seed. They have a 30-3 record this season and a perfect 16-0 mark in dual matches.

Price and Whitney Kay are one of the 22 at-large selections. They own a 19-6 doubles mark, including an 8-2 record in the ACC.

UNC North Carolina Women's Tennis

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